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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Not only am I losing again, but I've noticed I'm feeling better (more energetic, more alert) since I've added the snacks into my diet. What a difference it makes when you get enough calories, huh?! Who knew? (well, likely a great many of you knew...I didn't know...that's who!)

On the workout front, I've been trying all sorts of classes at the gym. Zumba is done for now. Hoping they bring it back soon. I LOVED it! My second and third favorites, so far, have been kick-n-sculpt and cardio sculpt. Still doing the elliptical most days and throwing in planks for good measure, on a daily basis. I've noticed since I've been working on my core, my balance is so much better in the classes, and on the elliptical, when I let go of the handlebars to pump my arms. I'm sure having a stronger core is the reason for my better balance.

Still comfortably in size 10s, with snug stretch 8s. Made it official with Echelle...shooting for a 6 now. We'll see how easy/hard that is to maintain and go from there. I'm fairly confident I can get down to it...just not sure how much work it will take to maintain...again, we'll see...

We were going to go away this vacation. To West Virginia. But bad weather in the forecast changed our plans. Now it's a week at home, with just one day set aside to help a friend move. I've got grand plans for some projects around the house...but it may end up being a laid back, no real plans, do what we can week. Which wouldn't be awful!

That's it...just a little of this, a little of that...things are going well here!


Menstruation/PMS/weight gain

Thursday, February 17, 2011

There! That title alone should be fair warning to any men or women uncomfortable with that topic...so consider yourselves warned!

A year ago in December I had uterine oblation. I haven't had a "real" period since then. But I do get some very, very light spotting, mild cramping, tender breasts, a couple of pimples, a little moody, pick up a little water weight and get just a little weepy. Until this month. Although the very light spotting is the same, the cramping, bad mood and water weight has been worse, making the weepiness worse!

I was down to 182.2, doing fantastic with my food, exercising hard every day...then overnight, I bounced up to 183.8! I began craving sweets. I ate a cookie! I cried for no reason. My breasts began to hurt. My back started bothering me. I got diarrhea. I got a migraine. I can't sleep at night. It's BBBAAACCCKKK! Except for the super heavy, super long flow, the other symptoms are getting as bad as they were before the procedure. I'm hoping it's just a one time thing and next month I'll go back to my very mild side effects.

Rationally, I know it's less than 2 pounds. Rationally, I know the number will go back down. Rationally, I know it's all related to PMS/menstruation. But irrationally, I'm a mess right now!!! And I know a large part is sheer exhaustion from not being able to sleep. My mind works overtime and I start to think very loopy, silly, illogical things.

Should only be another day or two and I'll be back to my chipper self...bear with me, please...

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MARISSAC1273 3/9/2011 11:25AM

    I know exactly how you feel, love. I gained 4 pounds in water weight. I panicked when I stepped on the scale this morning, but I just keep telling myself that its PMS and it will go away. The weight gain isn't helping my mood either! Feel better! You can do this!

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NEELIXNKES 2/17/2011 8:28PM

    Hang in there. emoticonDrink some tea or extra water and take care of you!

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Changing my goal...AGAIN!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

So I'm comfortably in 10s and squeezing into 8s...and can see that there is plenty of "reserve" left. So after discussing with Darryl and Echelle...and sending her photos of me in bra and undies...we've all decided a goal of size 6 is doable, reasonable and healthy. So I'm committing. I'm going for a size 6 now. Wish me luck!

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DCFKAF 2/15/2011 3:39PM

    Thanks so much!!!

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JAMARIGOLD 2/15/2011 8:20AM

    Good luck! emoticon

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TOOTHFUL99 2/15/2011 7:50AM

    Good luck!!

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Sick days...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

There has been a little drama at work recently. Nothing major, but something I'm just tired of hearing about. So I've decided to take a day, maybe two, off. Lengthen my weekend a bit. I've got a lot of sick time. And I'm taking some. By the time I go back, all the drama should be done/gone/over.

My only concern...tomorrow is Kick & Sculpt at the gym...some work people go. I'm thinking I'll just go to it and if they say anything, I'll just say I'm feeling much better...?! I don't know. I mean, I can't get in trouble for using my sick time, right? Or should I just work out at home tomorrow? What do you think? I'm leaning toward going to the gym.

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DCFKAF 2/14/2011 7:45AM

    Ugh...I work in education, too. But I think this district is much more lenient. A woman in our school went on vacation out west and sent emails to everyone, via school email, wishing them well and saying how much fun she's having! Using her sick time to do it...nothing hidden or kept quiet. But now I am rethinking going to the gym this afternoon! (Maybe I should go to the late morning class?!)

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UUCEEJAY 2/14/2011 7:05AM

    I think it depends on your employer and how they view sick time. My son's employer views it almost as vacation days. They really don't mind him using it especially if they are slow and don't need him. Then the local manager doesn't have to pay him out of her budget, it comes out of the time he is owed by the company and she is happy. My employer on the other-hand has written people up for misuse of sick leave. In one case they refused to give professional leave to a teacher attend a conference even though she said she would pay for it herself. She scheduled a doctor's appointment on the day of the conference then went to the conference in the afternoon and evening. She was written up for it and there was a big thing about it even though it was a conference for teachers in her field that would help her keep up with the latest information. If your employer is like mine, I would be very careful about how I used my sick leave.

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8's...right around the corner!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I own two pairs of size 8 pants...got them both up, on and zipped...but they're way too tight to wear in public just yet...but I'm getting there!

I went to a clothing swap today and picked up two more size 8's...for the future. Some sweaters, some jewelry and a couple of tops, too. It was fun. I took two large bags of stuff that was too big and came home with one large bag of new stuff!

We plan to do it again in May, which will be great...I won't have anything that fits for warmer weather!

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NEELIXNKES 2/13/2011 1:10PM

    emoticon I love the idea of a clothing swap.

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DCFKAF 2/13/2011 3:58AM

    Thanks, guys! It really is a great feeling! Not always easy, either. Especially with all the problems I've had with my knee over the last six months! But so worth it! Glad to inspire, in any way I can!!! ;)

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CAMROLA 2/12/2011 9:55PM

    That's amazing, Kim!!! Look how far you've come. I'm so inspired--you keep me motivated to keep going, despite how tough it's been!

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KARIRDH3 2/12/2011 6:53PM

    How awesome!!! That is great. I am so happy for you - it's gotta be a fantastic feeling! You'll be in those 8s in no time! emoticon

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